No reason to doubt any of it, racial injustice edition vol. MMMDCCCLXXXIX+

helen keller, famous socialist activist, in a letter she wrote in 1911 said–
*“the country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters. the majority of mankind are working people. so long as their fair demands—the ownership and control of their livelihoods—are set at naught, we can have neither men’s rights nor women’s rights. the majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease.”

that, of course, goes double for people of color and double again for women of color, even young women of color. in an essay for the boston globe representative aryanna pressley and dr. monique morris argue for supporting a bill called the ending pushout act (punitive, unfair, school-based harm that is overt and unresponsive to trauma). the intention is to end practices which effectively criminalize being a female student of color in public schools like punishing them for wearing their hair in a style deemed distracting , having bodies that are too provocative , and having voices that are too loud

read the essay here–

read about the bill here--


A very worthy effort, and I hope it passes. But they’ll keep finding ways, probably masked as “safety”, to ensure that school is reserved for white boys.


Thank you, hadn’t heard of this. Sounds like something from the Jim and Jane Crow era.


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